Saturday, May 31, 2008

Drumroll please.....

We took the plunge today and left a deposit on the Com-Pac 27. Here's a picture of the new member of our family, appropriately named "Nomad". Only those of you who know us well can appreciate the appropriateness of the name.

Tim crawling around Nomad

The Galley and Companionway. Head is on the left

This is the V-berth in the front of the boat (for you non-sailboaters). We got in there to try out the size and it's much roomier than I thought. It also has a cool brass sign above the berth that says "Captain's Quarters". There's brass all over the place - around the portholes and lights and a cool brass oil lamp that's gimballed so it rocks with the boat and doesn't spill.

This is the head. Lots of teak everywhere and an incredible amount of storage in lockers, racks and hideaways.

The boat's been on the hard (on land in a cradle for you non-boaters) for more than 2 years so when we first saw it a couple weeks ago it was shrink-wrapped in this blue plastic. It was great to cut it away today and see what a beautiful boat it was underneath!

This is a picture of the cockpit. It's kind of full of stuff since we were poking around, but soon it will be clean and orderly. You can't see it very well in the picture but there's a fantastic teak floor and in the middle of the picture you can see a teak table that folds up to put drinks on.

We signed the slip contract today so Nomad has a home as soon as we get her in the water. Before we can do that, we have to paint the bottom of the boat and do a little cleaning. Not too much, fortunately. The previous owner of the boat took unbelievably good care of this boat. We're hoping to have the boat in the water by June the 14th. They're having a party at the marina and it would be fun to get to know everyone and celebrate the beginning of our nautical adventures. Ahoy Mate!

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